Worldfocus producers Yuval Lion, a fluent Hebrew speaker with an Israeli background, and Mohammad Al-Kassim, an Arab speaker of Palestinian descent, talk about how the news of a U.N. investigation into war crimes during the Gaza war was reported in the Israeli and Arab media.
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When it comes to smoking, the hookah -- or water pipe -- is a common sight throughout most of the Arab world. The pipes are often shared by many smokers, but health officials in Jordan, worried about the spread of swine flu, are now offering smokers what they say is a healthier choice.
There was a political milestone in Kuwait this weekend, where for the first time, women were elected to Kuwait's parliament. It was only four years ago that women won the right to vote in Kuwait.
Experience a few of the streets and landmarks of Jerusalem's Old City. Surrounded by ancient gates, the Old City is a cultural crossroad with a collection of religious sites.
After the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, for the first time, Palestinians began to take control of their own economic destiny. Foreign money soon began pouring into the West Bank. Now, businessmen are complaining less about Israel and more about cheap exports from China.
For more than six centuries, the Ottoman Empire controlled Arab lands, leaving its imprint on art, language and food. Today, Turkey is wielding influence once again in the Arab world -- not militarily, but through its soap operas.
Dr. Sameeh Shbaib of Birzeit University in the West Bank discusses the latest Palestinian national reconciliation meetings in Cairo with Worldfocus producer Mohammad al-Kassim.
Worldfocus producers Mohammad al-Kassim and Yuval Lion continue their discussion about the war in Gaza and share opinions they have heard from the divided region.